Sunday, 23 November 2008

Zak and Bellatrix

Originally uploaded by cob_web

Finally a photo of the first finished Bellatrix sock. Well, the ribbing needs re-doing, but still....

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


I am mildly obsessed with knitting my new socks (Rav link), which are Bellatrix socks (another Rav link). So much so that I am getting a callous on my left first finger where I push the needle. I'm using thinner needles than I ever have before, which was a little scary at first.

No real pics yet as its not light enough when I leave for work and too dark when I get home...

The main problem is that the cast-on is way too tight. I have unpicked it a bit, and it doesn't appear to be about to unravel on me, nor can I see any "live" stitches.... but I'm not convinced. The sparse advice I got on Ravelry (my posts on the main boards always sink really quickly) is to cut into the sock before the ribbing and knit back up from there. I think I'm going to finish and check I have enough before I do that.

On the other hand, if they aren't going to come apart, is there any harm in just unpicking some of the cast-on and leaving it as it is?

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

New Project

Originally uploaded by cob_web

These socks are going to be Bellatrix socks, knit with my Snarky yarns Zak and Sara.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Finished Socks!

Originally uploaded by cob_web

I FINALLY finished Matt's Red Socks. They were quite boring as he wanted PLAIN socks, and his feet are big! (well, not really, but big compared to mine!). As such they have taken me ages, and were not really my main project at any point.

But I'm really pleased to have them finished, and I think Matt likes them.

I didn't keep good notes on the first sock, which I kind of made up, vaguely following the Yarn Harlot's recipie. As such I ended up knitting the 2nd one too long and had to rip some rows out. OWCH. I really hate ripping socks! Picking up the stitches again was horrible!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Knitting Woe

Argh! So I finished knitting Flicca last night, only to discover that I've put the buttons in completely the wrong locations.

The whole thing is sewn up and the ends weaved in. I can't undo it :-(

Is there any way of making an "after thought" button hole?